We experience the world through our senses, through communication. Communication is everything. If you or someone you love is having issues with communication health, we want you to know that there’s help out there.
Speech-language pathologists can help with language, speech and swallowing, and audiologists can help with hearing, balance and auditory disorders such as tinnitus (ringing in the ears). But the first step is up to you; for your child, parent, friend or yourself: being aware of the signs and knowing what to do are your most powerful tools.
(Download the Communications Health & Seniors Brochure)
SAC’s article titled Communication and Aging: Caring for Older Adults, published in the Canadian Geriatric Society’s peer-reviewed journal, explores the impact, signs and symptoms of communication disorders, with a particular focus on hearing loss and dementia.
Communication, speech, language and swallowing problems in seniors can be caused by:
Hearing, Balance and other auditory disorders in seniors can be caused by: